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ROUNDUP VOLUME III.-NO. 36 The Roundup Record. ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1910 MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-1911 $2.00 Per Year in Advance COUKTT DIM OR 6 ACTIVE Holds Enthusiastic Meeting Monday Evening-Things Shaping Them selves for Coming Fight. HUNTING SEASON ENDS Present Season Has Been Favorable for Big Game--Deer Shot With in Few Niles of Roundup. The hunting season which came lo a close Wednesday, November 30th, was a successful one from the nimrod's view point, nearly every hunting party from here returning with a number of antlered denizens of the forest. There were several skifts of snow during the season which made the quest for big game a great deal easier and with better results. Last season there was no snow at all, and very little game was brought down. It is estimated that more deer were shot this year than have been for some time. Cer tain it is that there were more hunt ers in the mountains, judging from he number that went from here. Hunting parties from here went to the Snowy mountains, the Belts, hile one party invaded the West sallatin country. Other hunters, ho contented themselves with the »ame possibilities of the B u 1 1 Mountains were also fairly sucoess ul, a number of black tail deer hav ng been brought down within a very ew miles of Roundup. A party of Lavina hunters that ,amped in the Snowies last week eport the discovery of a number of ountain sheep in that section. It lad been thought that this shy nimal had long ago forsaken the nowy mountains, reports at various imes claiming, however, that a erd of about twelve was still in xistence there, having been seen at ng distances within the last two ears. They remain in the most accessible regions ot the main nge, and it is extremely danger us to attempt to trail them. The eep were discovered by Editor ~e of the Lavina Independent, ho came very near falling down a cipitous cliff in his attempt to oot one. ARLO WANTS A NEW COUNTY rts Gumshoe Campaign For New County Out of Fergus, Neagher and Sweet Grass. Some of the state dailies had the lowing dispatch the first of the k, relative to a plan for the ation of a new county: arlowton, Nov. 27.—A gum county division movement is foot at this place. The Harlow people want that city to be the ntv seat of a new county, which y expect to create at the next ion, and which will be comprised slice of Fergus and Sweet Grass nties, and a nice piece out of agher county. It is thought t the new proposed county will -t considerable opposition. oward Wesiss, assistant chemist he forestry lacoratory located at University of Wisconsin, arrived issoula last week Saturday, to uct some experiments in con ion with wood and to great istics concerning the life of fire trees. One of the most enthusiastic meet ings of the County Division Club was held in the rooms of the Pion eer Clud Monday evening. A large crowd was in attendance and the feeling of co-operation and need of getting down to active work to se cure the creation of Musselshell county was easily perceptible. Hon. Dan W. Slayton, of Lavina, j representative-elect of Fergus conn ty and president of the County Di vision Club, was in the chair, Hon. Jos. L. Asbridge, also a member of the next state legislature, and a member of the executive conmittee of the Division Club, was also pre sent. With the presence of these two gentlemen, both pronounced county divisionists, having been el ected by the people of Fergus coun ty with the full knowledge that they were favorable toward county di vision, thereby giving their consent to the segregation of Fergus coun ty, the gathering could almost see the lines of the new county on the map, and the feeling was general that the official realization of this was only a formality which the in coming legislature will look after. The work accomplished by the Club since its organization was re viewed by Geo. N. Griffin, chairman of the executive committee, which showed that altho the impression had gone out that the Club was in active a large amount of work was accomplished, L. 1!. Carroll presented a pro p isition to prepare and print a fold er for general distribution setting forth the reasons why the new coun ty should be created. The executive committee met in special session Tuesday evening at which time Mr. Carroll's offer was accepted. The folder will contain a mat) of this section of the state showing how much is to be sliced from each county. COAL MINERS WANT LAWS Those Now on Statues Are Declared to Be Obsolete—Conference Being Held. A joint confernce is being held in Helena this week, between com mittees representing the Montana Coal Operators' association and the United Mine Workers, District No. 27, to agree upon legislation affect ing coal mines which it is desired to have enacted by the legislature this winter. The present laws were passed when Montana was still a territory and are obsolete, it is said. Among measures which the leg islature will be asked to pass will be laws relative to working condi tions, sanitation and ventilation, safety appliances, and the proper safe guarding of the lives of the mi ners and the property of the opera tors. The conference will probably last some time before an agreement on all proposed measures is reached. The operators are represented by F, W. C. Whyte, of Anacouda; C.C. Anderson,of Red Lodge; and Thom as Burke, of Billings. The miners are represented by President Alex Fairgrieves of District No. 27, vice president Henry Drennen, of Bear Creek; and John Morton, of ,Sand Coulee. A good place to spend a leisure hour—always warm, always wel come—Case's. . DANGERS OF AVIATION DURING THE HUNTING SEASON <sAy you FELLOVxa, LET UPI I« WOT A Duck« \ \ \ -J / \ !T* \ xr f/Wt« ft (Copyright. 1#10.) AHOlDiDDITl-TOOUIlDUP Twenty-Acre Tract North of Camp 3 Platted —To Be Known as West Roundup Addition. Engineer Ray E. Bushnell com pleted the survey last week of a new addition to be known es West Roundup Addition, being located north of the power house and tip ple of the Roundup Coal Mining Co. The addition does not join the town site of Roundup at the present time, but at some time no doubt will. It embraces about twenty acres of the southwest quarter of section four teen, and affords splendid building sites for residences. Lots in the new addition will he CONING TO ROUNDUP Two Wealthy Young Ladies from Illinois Will Come ont to Live on Homesteads Near Here. The Associated Press carried a dispatch Tuesday which appeared in one of the Butte dailies, which is of more than Ordinary interest to theeligibles of this neck o' the woods. Take note, ye batchelors who would fain forsake the single existence, of the following: Aurora, 111., Nov. 27.—Miss Winne Benschbach, whose father, William Benschbach, : * u rinceton, is one of the weakliest men in cen tral Illinois, and Miss Katherine Smith, daughter of Edwin E. Smith also a wealthy Princeton resident, have taken up claims in Montana and will soon go to a point 16 miles from Roundup, Mont., to work their homesteads for 14 months. For latest style haircuts try Noble's SÄe Roundup Record Newsboys' Contest FIRST PRIZE—Remington .22 Cal. Hammerless Repeating Rifle SECOND PRIZE—To be announced later. STANDING OF CONTESTANTS Arthur Howard, Klein, Camp Two .............. 1725 Louis Gast .................................... 1650 George Forsyth, Camp Three]................... 785 William Russell................................ 150 Floyd Lucas.................................... 75 Raymond Hubbs................................ 70 James Gilday, Camp Four....................... 30 Wilbert Davis.................................. 35 on the market as soon as returns are had from the county clerk and recorder with whom a plat of the survey has been filed. The price of lots will he $125 and up, sales to be made on a small cash payment and easy payments. Supt. J. E. Wood ard is the promoter of the new ad dition. Minors at No, 3 will find locations in the newly platted tract Very convenient and pleasant for homes, nd there should be a lively demand for lots. 11 is thought that the coal company will build a num ber of cottages in the new addition. BUTLER STOCK IS BOUGHT Brings Somewhat Over $3,000 Creditors Will Not Get More Than 25c on the Dollar. The general merchandise stocks of N. Butler, who formerly conduct ed stores at Kendall and Roundup, Was sold Monday in the law office of E. G. Worden, at Lewistown to the highest bidders. The purchaser Was Jos. E. Fox. He paid $1.825 for the Kendall stock and $1,900 for the Roundup stock. The real estate property of Butler will also besold. His total liabilities are between $10,000 and $15,000. It is not thought that his creditors will re ceive more than 25 cents on the dollar. Report came November 17 that many Montana ranchers are selling their stock to ranchers in Alberta and Sacktchewan because of insuf ficient feed to last during the winter. Last month 15,000 shipped across the border. All ElKTDK II5 A POSSIDIIITT Commercial Club Considers Plan Connecting Klein and Davis With Roundup. of That the boosting spirit is as strong in Roundup as it ever was, is shown by the fact that offical rec ognition has been given what a year agi' was considered merely a pipe dream, namely the proposition of connecting Klein and Davis with Roundup !>y an electric railroad. The plan was discussed at length at the meeting of the Commercial Club Wednesday evening, and the realization of this dream does not look at all improbable, altho it may require some time to carry the prop position thru. The practicability of the electric line and the advantages thereof to the city of Roundup are generally recognized. It is estimated that there are close to 5,000 peo ple living in and around Roundup within a radius of three miles, the majority of whom would he placed in close touch with this city by an electric road extending from Klein to Davis passing thru Roundup, Old Roundup and Camp Three. A number of property owners have expressed themselves as being will ing to subscribe large amounts for a bonus to he offered some company to build and operate' such a road. The Commercial Club expects to take up the matter and investigate its possibilities more fully. At the meeting Wednesday even ing county division was also dis cussed in general. Much interest is being manifested in the C minier eial Club, ; nd the ogranization will no doubt lie productive of mtich good for Roundup. It has a large mem bership and is growing rapidly. The meetings are held every Wednesday evening in the rooms of the Pioneer Club, and those who have not al ready joined are urged to do so at once. Every true citizen of Bound- ' up should put his shoulder to the wheel now, as things of great im portance to the city must he suc cessfully (.'oped within tin- next Ihres months. RESTORES A BIG TRACTTO ENTRY Over Forty-Seven Thousand Acres in Nusselshell Country Opened to Entry. Argus:— The local land office was notified this week of the res toration to entry of 47,000 acres of land, relinquished by the Carey land hoard. This land is in townships 7, 8 and 9, north of 20, 21. 22, 23 and 24. It is located in the Mus selshell country, south and east of Hedgesville. Homesteaders whose land lies in a district that it is proposed to ir rigate and who have not yet proved up on their claims may obtain leaves of absence from the govern ment until such time as the water for irrigation shall become avail able, according to instructions sent out by the general land office re cently. It is also stated that the period of absence under the new law will not be deducted from the full time of residence required by law. Applications for leaves of absence must he in the form of affidavits and must be witnessed. It is nec essary for the applicant to show that he had made substantial im provements and that water is not available on his land. Uuder the act the entry is protected from con test by abandonment, and the en try will not become subject to can cellation for failure to submit proof! until seven years from the date of entry exclusive of the period for which leave of absence is granted. Under the same instructions sent out by the land office, officials are told that entries will not be allowed FORGED CHECKS CAUSE ARREST Charles Lansing Arrested Here Sat urday on Charge of Passing Bad Checks. Uharles F. Lansing was arrested here last Saturday evening b y Policeman Potter on a charge of forgery, it having been discovered that the man had passed a number of worthless checks in this city. He was taken to Lewistown Tuesday by Deputy Berkln where he was placed in the county jail to await trial. Lansing' arrest was brought about by the suspicion of the bartender in the Elk Saloon who had cashed a check for $10.00, the name of Sam Weaver of Lewistown being s : gned to it. The check was shown to Ed. Weaver, of this place, who declared his brother's signature a forgery,*. Another check for$12.30 was cashed in the Johnson Hotel Bar, being signed by the same name. The checks were endorsed "Frank Lans ing. - ' Sam Weaver was com municated with over the telephene and Lansing's arrest followed. Lansing is a stranger here having come from Lewistown a few days before the arrest. He claims to he president of a commercial club and the head of a fruit association. LECTURE COURSE Rachel Steinman Concert Co., First Course, to Appear Here Tomorrow. I'he Rachel Steinman Concert Company, which will appear in the Star Theatre tomorrow (Saturday) evening, is the first of the live numbers offered by the Midland Lvccum Bureau which the manage ment of the star has contracted for the coming season. This is said to be one of the strongest numbers in the series, and musiv lovers should not fail to attend. The other four numbers of the series are as follows: Jan. 5.—Midland Jubilee Singers. Feb. IS— Dr. II. W. Soars, Lec turer. March 2— liai Merton, Magician. March 17—Male Quartette Local talent—Date not set. Admission for a single number is 75 cents; season tickets for the five entertainments, $2.50. hereafter on lands reserved for ir rigation purposes until the secretary of the interior shall have established tho unit of acreage and the date when the water can be applied. The instructions also contain this important announcement: "Under the provision of this act persons who have made or may make homestead entries subject to the reclamation act may assign their entries in their entirety at any time after filing satisfactory proof to residence, improvements, and cul tivation for the five years required by the ordinary provisions of the homestead law. Tiie act also pro vides for the assignment of home stead entries in pari, but such an as signment, if made prior to the estab lishment of farm units, must lie made in strict accordance with the legal subdivisions of the public survey, and if made after such units are established, must conform thereto."